William Bramwell Sizer Diaries
Milwaukee County Police Department
These diaries are a mixture of work and family affairs of William Bramwell Sizer. William was on the Milwaukee Police Department and a member of the Sherman Street Methodist Episcopal Church, later transferring their membership to Kingsley Methodist Episcopal Church and died in 1916. The diaries give a pretty good view of life in the years involved. The diaries were given to me for presentation on this site by family members see contributors page.
Pay Day. Went to court. Wendelburg case discontinued. Fair. 5 AM wind S.
Went down town this PM. 65 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind S.
Man hung jhimself at 672 3rd St. last night. Went to see Rhode this evening - paid the rent. 75 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind S.
Cleared up during thje night. Jake and Mrs. Beikers of Lowell came this morning. Went back on the 11:10 train. M's mother went with thwm. 40 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW.
Went downtown this PM and then looked for a house. 38 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW.
Commenced raining at 6:30 PM and continued off and ao all night. Cleared up this morning. 47 degrees and rain. 5 AM wind NE.
10-8-1891 Drill commenced to-day. 45 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW to SW.
Went house hunting. 40 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Slept till 2 o'clock. Went house hunting. 43 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Slept nearly all day. Very chilly. Dance at the Vorwaert. last n ight. 48 degrees and cloudy. Wind SW.
Dance at the Vorwaert last night. 50 degrees and cloudy. Wind SW.
5 new men sworn in yesterday. Wm. Pagenkop sent to the west side. He went out with Hasse. 50 degrees and fair.
40 degrees and rain. (no other entry)
Pagenkop went out with me last night. Made an arrest at 9:o'clock.. Two girls. Lieut. discharged them. 38 degrees and rain. 5 AM wind SW.
Heavy frost this morning. Got up at 12:30 and took the children to the Exposition.. 32 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind S.
Commenced raining at 12 midnight and continued to rain all night. 48 degrees and cloudy. 5 AM wind E.
Dance at the Vorwaert and a party at Schobers last night. C. Schreibers and daughter and cousin Nellie called on us and took supper. 45 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind W.
Entertainment at the Vorwaert last night. Weather quite cool. Station duty this PM. 40 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind SW.
Pagenkop went out on the late run last night. Takes to north half of my beat. George and Pailine and Ella came this noon. Bought a stove. 32 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW.
Got up at 10 o'clock and went out with the folks. Home at 11 o'clock. The folks started home at 1:30 o'clock. 41 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW.
Drill to-day. Killian-Lambrecht wedding on 1st St. this evening. 30 degrees and fair,. 5 AM wind N.
Cleaned carpet and blacked the heater. Worked hard all afternoon. Got done at 5:30PM 35 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind E.
Went to see Hemrod about the carpet and then ordered 4 tons of coal and some wood. Coal is $5.75 a ton. 40 degrees and fair. 5AM wind SW.
Home all day. Very warm. 45 degrees and fairw. 5 AM wind S.
Went over to the new house and put in the wood. Took over the front room carpet. 50 degrees and fair. Wind W.
Commenced moving to-day. Took two loads over and laid the front room carpet. Vogt and Killians Opera house burned to-day. 35 degrees and fair. 5 AM wind NW.
Finished moving this morning. I didn't go to bed till 3:15 PM. Our address is 622 18th St. 39 degrees and cloudy. 5 AM wind S.
Put up the curtains and laid the sitting room carpet. Geo. came home at noon. Went to meet Alice on her way to Clara's. She stayed for supper and left on the 7:45 train. 41 degrees and fair. 4:45 AM wind S.
Got up late. Went to Rohdes and did some tinkering. 59 degrees and fair. 4:45 AM wind S.
Got up at 9:45 and set up the heater. Cleaned both lounges and hung some pictures. Was called at 2 o'clock to go to football game. Weather turned cold. 55 degrees and fair. 4:50 AM wind S.